As far as I know, Canon Sure Shot Multi Tele is one of the two camera models that take full or half frame 35mm film pictures. You should get a Multi Tele if you shoot 35mm film in full OR half frame, if you are a Canon film camera collector or if you are a half-frame film camera collector. You should not have a Multi Tele if you want to shoot both full and half frame on the same roll of film.
So far, this is the only camera I paid more for shipping than its own price. I bid it online. Its final price was GBP 10.5 plus GBP 12.5 shipping via Royal Mail Airmail. It came from the Lindsey Lodge Hospice shop in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom. Why did I pay more? It’s my way to help and, based on my experience, items from a charity are usually in good conditions.
The kit donated to Lindsey and bought by me is not used much. More interesting to me is the rare and matched tele-lens converter. It extends the on-board tele lens from 60/85 to 75/110mm (full/half frame). But on the other hand, it’s impossible to use the wide lens (35/50mm for full/half frame) on board and to power off the camera when the tele converter is fully installed. To use the wide lens and to power off, the upper hook of the tele converter should be released first.
|In the LCD showing film status,|
x2 indicates half frame shooting after film installation.
|The two blinking lines in the LCD tells low battery. With the tele|
converter on, the camera can only be used in tele lens mode and can
not be off because the main switch is blocked by the tele converter.
|The yellow switch of full and half frame, between the|
viewfinder and film window, is in the 'full' position.
|The yellow switch is in the 'x2' and the film window is blocked|
on both sides for half frame shooting. The viewfinder is also
shows changes of full/half frame and wide/tele lens modes.
|The little front leg with 4 different levels to adjust camera shooting angle|
|The battery coveris a separate piece and needs a coin to open.|
|The cap is not firmly attached on the tele converter lens.|
Be careful not to loose the cap.
|Specifications: 2 elements in 2 groups; 1.25x;|
1m to infinity shooting range; 40.5mm diameter.
|The tele converter has three parts: top hook plate, lens and|
viewfinder converter, and bottom anchor from left to right .
|With the tele converter on, the camera can not be put into its case.|
Compared with other Sure Shot models, Multi Tele is not small, and pretty noisy when running, probably because there are more functions coming with the camera. You have to make a decision on full OR half frame before installing film. You can not change between full and half during mid roll since you can not get access to the yellow frame switch inside the back cover. In the case to change between full and half frame in mid roll, you have to use the other camera, Konica Auto-Reflex.